Clerc: Aquatic Treasure

Clerc: Aquatic Treasure

December 18, 2016
By James Lamdin Clerc watches are steeped in family tradition, but not anchored to convention. These days, it seems like every brand worth its salt (water) is offering a dive watch. Even so, none are anything like Clerc. To say that the Geneva-based company manufactures tool watches is only partly correct. The association is certainly a positive one, and brands...
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Cartier: Flight of Imagination

Cartier: Flight of Imagination

December 15, 2016
By Scott Hickey Everyone loves a good mystery, and this year Cartier has crafted one for the ages. For more than a century, the legendary maison has fascinated the public with an irresistible spell that combines the power of machines and magic. The tradition began in 1912 with the first mystery clock, an ingenious invention in which the hands appeared...
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Girard-Perregaux: Precision Motors

Girard-Perregaux: Precision Motors

December 15, 2016
By Victoria Gomelsky For its 225th anniversary, Girard-Perregaux creates timepieces that honor its technical achievements and sophisticated style. The most rarefied realm of the luxury watchmaking universe is home to a mere handful of firms. Girard-Perregaux is squarely among them. Founded in 1791 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, the watchmaker celebrates its 225th anniversary this year with a slew of models...
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Waltham: Contemporary Meets Classic

Waltham: Contemporary Meets Classic

December 14, 2016
By Adam Craniotes Waltham takes flight in a new era with a collection worthy of its storied heritage. When collectors hear the name Waltham, they immediately think of pocket watches, and for good reason. In its heyday, the 150-year old Massachusetts-based manufacturer produced more than one million timepieces a year, most of which were worn on the end of a...
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Giuliano Mazzuoli: Rock Solid

Giuliano Mazzuoli: Rock Solid

December 13, 2016
By Jonathan Bues Giuliano Mazzuoli cements his reputation for daring design with his latest creation. As a child growing up in Central Italy, Giuliano Mazzuoli was imbued with a love for motorsport. He was enamored with cars from a young age, which eventually inspired him to race them. When, later in life, Mazzuoli entered the design world, his point of...
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Roger Dubuis: Skeletal Spiders

Roger Dubuis: Skeletal Spiders

December 12, 2016
By Mike Thompson Roger Dubuis enhances its Poinçon de Genève appeal with skeleton movements featuring bold colors and unconventional materials, including a cutting-edge carbon case. Traditional Swiss watch manufacturers embellish their skeletonized models with intricate flowers, delicate patterns and lacy engraved flourishes. Most also start with existing movements and then cut away excess metal to create their skeleton version of...
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